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Livestock disaster programs


The 2014 Farm Bill makes the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) a permanent program and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible losses back to Oct. 1, 2011. LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire. LFP payments for drought are equal to 60 percent of the monthly feed cost for up to five months. LFP payments for fire on federally managed rangeland are equal to 50 percent of the monthly feed cost for the number of days the producer is prohibited from grazing the managed rangeland, not to exceed 180 calendar days. The grazing losses must have occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011.

Sign-up began April 15, 2014. Some eligibility restrictions may apply.

Eligible livestock producers in Laramie County will be eligible for: 5 monthly payments for 2012 and 4 monthly payments for 2013.

Please call the Laramie County Farm Service Agency for an appointment at (307) 772-2314.

An informational meeting will be held at the Pine Bluffs Commerce Building at 10:00 am on May 27, 2014.


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